Sukhbir Badal’s convoy was attacked earlier today. Sukhbir’s car has damaged during the clash however he did not receive any injuries. Four other persons sustained injuries and were treated at a local hospital. Three have been discharged while the fourth is still admitted but is said to be in good condition.
The incident occurred when Sukhbir was accompanying Akali candidates for filing nomination papers for the February 14 civic polls.
Wailing over attack on SAD (Badal) president Sukhbir Badal in Jalalabad, SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur has termed this attack as an assassination of democracy while saying that there is no law and order in Punjab.
“Sardar Sukhbir Badal has been attacked by the Congress. When the Shiromani Akali Dal candidate went to file the nomination papers for the civic bodies’ elections today, the SAD president Sukhbir Badal was attacked by the goons backed by the Congress leaders in Jalalabad, which is direct assassination of the democracy. This shows the picture of the situation in Punjab which proved that the law and order in the state is in the hands of the Congress people,” she said in a press note shared with Sikh24.
Accusing Congress of directly supporting the protesters, Bibi Jagir Kaur has said that the Congress was not in position to win these elections so it tried to intimidate the opposition candidates by admitting its moral defeat in the civic bodies’ elections. “
“The Congress government was not in a position to solicit votes from the people on the basis of its performance, due to which, it tried unsuccessfully to win the elections by attacking Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Badal,” she added.
Bibi Jagir Kaur further said, “It was wrong to hold civic bodies’ elections in Punjab at a time when Punjab farmers are sitting on the streets in Delhi for their rights.”